When children leave Walford Primary School, we aim for them to be Digital Creators (Computer Science), Communicators (ICT) and Citizens (Digital Citizenship). They will see Computing as an integral aspect of all areas of their learning. They will have a broad set of skills to support and enhance their learning, therefore providing them with life skills in preparation for an ever-growing digital world.
The Computing Programme of Study has been developed to meet the requirements of the New Curriculum. It combines a number of skills from the old curriculum and introduces a larger focus on programming, simulations and modelling.
At Walford Nursery & Primary School, pupils will:
What does our Computing Curriculum look like?
Please refer to:
Children will be supported by:
the use of teacher and self-assessment to quickly identify any child who requires additional support in specific areas (if required, pupils will receive additional support or resources to use);
the use of Knowledge Organisers to support learning;
the use of key vocabulary within lessons;
the use of retrieval activities, e.g. Flash Back 4.
Children will be challenged by:
All children can access the curriculum by:
Our Computing curriculum facilitates sequential learning and long-term progression of knowledge and skills. Teaching and learning methods provide regular opportunities to recap acquired knowledge through high quality questioning, discussion, modelling and explaining to aid retrieval at the beginning and end of a lesson or unit of work. This will enable all children to alter their long-term memory and know more, remember more and be able to do more as computer scientists.
In Computing, you might typically see:
children problem solving and tinkering with programmes to reach a desired outcome;
children explaining computing concepts and demonstrating key computing skills to achieve a goal;
themed days which give children opportunities to celebrate their knowledge and share this with the community e.g National Internet Safety Day or NSPCC Speak out, stay safe, Walford Oscar Night;
children sharing their learning with others through contributing to a display.
We know how well our pupils are doing through:
planned lessons based on computing skills which are specific for each year group;
marking and feedback by teacher and peers;
photographic and video evidence;
EYFS floor books/Seesaw;
displays of work in classrooms;
assessments which are tracked at the end of each term;
book scrutiny, pupil perceptions and Subject Leader planning audits.
The impact of our teaching is seen through:
children who enjoy computing;
children who are able to demonstrate a variety of computing skills;
children who are prepared to share what they’ve learnt in a variety of ways;
children who are able to gain an insight into the digital world and the implications of this on their lives (e-safety - Education for a Connected World)
Online Safety Information
The NSPCC has put together a guide for social media, apps and games that young people use.
Information for parents from CEOP.
UK Safer Internet Centre
A parents guide to gaming.
CEOP Online Learning Parent Information